Angelica Lee

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Angelica Lee
Chinese name 李心潔 (traditional)
Chinese name 李心洁 (simplified)
Pinyin Lǐ Xīnjié (Mandarin)
Origin Malaysia
Born (1976-01-23) 23 January 1976 (age 38)
Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
Other name(s) Lee Sin Chet
Lee Sinjie
Occupation Actress, singer
Spouse(s) Oxide Pang

Angelica Lee (李心潔, Lee Sin-Jie; born 23 January 1976 in Kedah, Malaysia) is a Malaysian Chinese film actress and pop singer. She started her career in singing and later moved on to acting in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Lee starred in The Eye, the hit Asian horror film by the Pang Brothers, winning her the Golden Horse Award for Best Actress, Best Actress at the Hong Kong Film Festival and a Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia Award.[1] She is among the very few Asian artists to be awarded as Berlin Film Festival Best Newcomer Awards in 2001 for her role in Betelnut Beauty.

Lee has also starred in the films 20 30 40 (where she co-starred with the person who discovered her, Sylvia Chang Ai Jia), and Koma. She worked with the Pangs again on Re-cycle, which was screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

She is married to director Oxide Pang.[2][3] Lee speaks five languages: Mandarin, Hokkien, Malay, Cantonese, and English.

Early life[edit]

On 23 January 1976, Lee was born in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia to a motorcycle shop owner and a homemaker.[1] During her years in primary school, Lee was an active participant in singing competitions, where she won numerous awards, and in various sport-related activities.[1] At Keat Hwa Secondary School, she was the head of her school's drama club.[1] In 1995, at 19 years old, Lee was discovered by Sylvia Chang at a Kuala Lumpur film audition.[1]

Little Yellow Flower Education Foundation[edit]

In 2006, Angelica and her friends, Charlie Yeung, Gigi Leung and Valen Hsu formed "Little Yellow Flower Education Foundation". It is a non-profit organisation to help children in need.

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e The Star (Malaysia). Thorougly modest miss. 2 December 2007. Retrieved 2 December 2007.
  2. ^ Tan, Jeanine (6 July 2006), "It's a horror film, not a crusade", Channel NewsAsia.
  3. ^ Ee-tan, Chow (6 July 2006, "I see dead people", Malay Mail.

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